Monday, October 26, 2020

No entry for those from countries with over 150,000 Covid-19 cases

Those who urgently need to enter the country must obtain permission from the immigration department.

Other News

So what if we support Anwar, says Najib in tell-all post

He says he made it clear that any such cooperation would not involve DAP.

Najib sahkan kerjasama dengan Anwar

Najib berkata, Umno perlu terbuka bekerjasama dengan Anwar sekiranya tidak berpuas hati dengan layanan PN.

Ahli Parlimen BN tolak cadangan Najib untuk kerjasama dengan Anwar, DAP

Najib diselar majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen BN selepas mengemukakan cadangan itu.

BN MPs shoot down Najib’s proposal to work with Anwar, DAP

The former prime minister's proposal triggered strong protest from MPs who questioned his U-turn on Umno's 'no DAP' principle.

Isu bubar Parlimen tak disentuh dalam mesyuarat khas Kabinet, kata menteri

Ini susulan tular satu tangkap layar perbualan dalam satu kumpulan yang menunjukkan kononnya Ismail memaklumkan ketua-ketua Umno Bahagian akan mencadangkan pembubaran Parlimen hari ini.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the government will impose an entry ban beginning Sept 7 on citizens of countries that have recorded more than 150,000 Covid-19 cases.

He said the countries on the list include the US, Brazil, France, the UK, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh, as well as the three countries previously announced – India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“We will add more countries deemed high risk which have more than 150,000 positive cases to the list. Their citizens will be barred (from entering Malaysia).

“For emergency cases or those involving bilateral relations, such as if a person needs to come for a meeting between countries, we will allow entry. But this will require permission from the immigration department,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting in Putrajaya today.

He added that the health ministry would announce the details on countries which have recorded more than 150,000 positive cases.

On Tuesday, Ismail announced an entry ban on long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines beginning Sept 7 due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in those countries.

The ban involves six categories of pass holders comprising those with permanent resident status, Malaysia My Second Home Programme participants, expatriates including professional visit pass holders and resident pass holders.

Also barred were spouses of Malaysian citizens and their children as well as students from the three countries who wish to return to Malaysia.

Ismail said the government had no problem allowing Malaysians from high-risk countries to return home but said they would be subject to the 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

So what if we support Anwar, says Najib in tell-all post

He says he made it clear that any such cooperation would not involve DAP.

BN MPs shoot down Najib’s proposal to work with Anwar, DAP

The former prime minister's proposal triggered strong protest from MPs who questioned his U-turn on Umno's 'no DAP' principle.

1,240 new cases, death toll up by 7

691 recoveries also reported.

We only act en bloc, says Najib on support for Muhyiddin

The Umno Supreme Council is expected to decide on the party's support for Muhyiddin tonight.

New narrative after PM’s royal endorsement poses budget dilemma for PH

This new narrative involves an attack on two government leaders who have been blamed for PH's loss of majority in February.